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Putin: Ambassador Murder A Ploy to Wreck Syrian Peace Process

Putin: Ambassador Murder A Ploy to Wreck Syrian Peace Process

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey was a despicable provocation aimed at spoiling Russia-Turkey ties and derailing Moscow's attempts to find a solution to the Syria crisis. In televised comments, Putin, speaking at a special meeting in the Kremlin, ordered security at Russian embassies around the...

US Embassy 'Security Incident' after Russian Envoy Killing in Ankara

US Embassy 'Security Incident' after Russian Envoy Killing in Ankara

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The US Embassy in Ankara is on lockdown after a 'security incident' moments after the Russian ambassador assassination in the city. In a tweet on Monday, the US State Department advised all citizens to avoid the area following reports of a shooting near the embassy. Officials have described the closure as being due to an "ongoing security...

UN Condemns Killing of Russian Ambassador to Turkey

UN Condemns Killing of Russian Ambassador to Turkey

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The United Nations condemned an attack on the Russian ambassador to Ankara, who was shot and killed in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday. "We condemn the gun attack on the Russian ambassador to Turkey. There can be no justification for an attack on a diplomat or an ambassador," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. "We hope...

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated in Ankara

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated in Ankara

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Russia's ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated at an art exhibition in Ankara on Monday. Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated by a lone Turkish gunman shouting “God is great!” and “don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” in what Russia called a terrorist attack. The gunman, who was described by...

Iraqi Popular Forces Repel Daesh Attack West of Mosul

Iraqi Popular Forces Repel Daesh Attack West of Mosul

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, foiled an attack launched by the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) Takfiri group west of the strategic northern city of Mosul. According to the Arabic language news website al-Ahed, the terrorist group launched the attack north of Abu Samana village in the western suburbs of Mosul on Monday.  A unit of...

Buses Carrying Evacuees from Kefraya, Foua Arrive in Syria’s Aleppo

Buses Carrying Evacuees from Kefraya, Foua Arrive in Syria’s Aleppo

DAMASCUS (Press Shia) – A convoy of 10 buses carrying evacuees from the two Syrian towns of Kefraya and al-Foua in the Idlib province arrived in Aleppo early on Monday. According to Press Shia dispatches, a group of 500 civilians from Kefraya and Foua entered Ramouseh District, located south of Aleppo, on Monday as part of a deal between Damascus and Takfiri militants. More buses are expected...

Gathering Held in Washington to Discuss Trump’s Anti-Muslim Policies (+Photos)

Gathering Held in Washington to Discuss Trump’s Anti-Muslim Policies (+Photos)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Shia Agency) – Hundreds of civil and political activists gathered in the US capital of Washington to exchange views on ways to counter President-elect Donald Trump’s policies against Muslims living in the country. According to Press Shia Agency dispatches, the gathering was held on Saturday evening at the invitation of the Washington Peace Center with more than 300...

Syrian Warplanes Hit Daesh Positions in Palmyra

Syrian Warplanes Hit Daesh Positions in Palmyra

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syrian warplanes on Sunday pounded Daesh (ISIL and ISIS) positions in east of the ancient city of Palmyra, Homs Governorate, inflicting heavy casualties and material losses upon the terrorists. Syrian fighter jets targeted the hideouts of Daesh in east of Palmyra and north of Abu Kalla Dam in the countryside of Homs, according to SANA news agency.  Large groups of...

US Secretary of State John Kerry Meets Saudi King

US Secretary of State John Kerry Meets Saudi King

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Saudi King Salman in what likely will be his last visit as America's top diplomat. Kerry met with the king and other royalty Sunday at a palace in Riyadh, the Saudi capital. According to the Associated Press, the two discussed regional issues. Ahead of the trip, the US State Department said Kerry would discuss the...

50 Buses Waiting in Syria’s Kefraya, Foua for Evacuation of Civilians

50 Buses Waiting in Syria’s Kefraya, Foua for Evacuation of Civilians

DAMASCUS (Press Shia Agency) – About 50 buses have entered Kefraya and al-Foua in the Idlib province to evacuate people from the two Syrian towns as part of a deal between Damascus and Takfiri militants. According to Press Shia Agency dispatches, at least 50 buses made the trip from Syria's eastern Aleppo to the towns of Kefraya and al-Foua on Sunday to take residents, including the...